Bioactive nutrition and infant gut development - Dr. Ryan Carvalho
Scientific advances have enabled a better understanding of some of the unique components in human milk, termed ‘bioactives’, which are thought to protect against infection and inflammation, and contribute to immune maturation and healthy microbial colonisation.
Hot topics in bioactive nutrition – HMOs and MOS - Dr. Colin Cercamondi
Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) and bovine milk derived oligosaccharides (MOS) are bioactive components in infant nutrition that have been clinically demonstrated to have favorable gut microbiome modulating effects as well as beneficial effects on gastrointestinal related immunity.
Microbiota and the social brain - Dr. Siobhain O’Mahony
The social–microbiome axis is an emerging concept. The concomitant development and interaction of the two systems may provide a strategy for developing novel solutions for supporting the brain-gut axis.
Brain and cognitive development – a focus on myelination and executive functions - Dr. Barry O’Neill
Executive functions (inhibition, working memory, cognitive flexibility) develop in children as an interplay of brain maturation, including myelination, and external environmental factors (e.g. nutrition, stimulation).
The role of polar lipids in brain and cognitive development - Dr. Pascal Steiner
Due to their structural and functional role polar lipids may be particularly important during early brain development, a period of rapid growth, myelination and connectivity.
Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) role in neurodevelopment - Dr. Jonas Hauser
HMOs are bioactive human milk components. Studies indicate a role in brain development and associations between breast milk levels of specific HMOs and cognitive development outcomes in children.
Brain development and nutrition in toddlers–update from the Baby Connectome Project - Prof. Weili Lin
The Baby Connectome Project (BCP) and the BCP-Enriched studies investigate brain development trajectories in the first years of life and influencing factors such as nutrition, sleep and gut microbiota.